formally meaning


    Definition of formally in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore formallySUPmost formallyPREfor-SUF-ly
    1. In a formal manner.
      1. He dressed quite formally - too formally for the occasion.
    2. In accordance with official procedure.
      1. He formally filed a complaint, which involved much paperwork.
    3. In accordance with rigorous rules.
      1. He proved it formally but gave his students no intuitive feel for the matter.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • In zoology and bacteriology, subspecies is the only rank below that of species which is formally accepted by the relevant nomenclatural Code.
      • Such a use may be described formally as cook + -en → cooked
      • The duck is the spokescreature for Aflac, formally the American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ly

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en normally
      2. en formerly
      3. en morally
      4. en formality
      5. en normalcy
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of formally for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "formally" is an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
      Difficultness: Level 2
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 1
      Definite    ➨     Versatile